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GALATEA® Tahitian Pearl Pendant With Gemstone Center in 14k Gold
Galatea Pearl jewelry is an artisan collection of Tahitian Pearls that have been hand carved to reveal gemstone within the center of the pearl. This pendant feature R.C. Turquoise within the 11-11.5mm Tahitian pearls and have been set in 14k yellow gold on an 18 inch chain.
The Galatea Pearl (U.S. Patent #7,062,940) is the world’s only cultured pearl with a colored gemstone center, carved by hand to let the color shine through. The process begins with a bead nucleus made from R.C. turquoise, synthetic red coral, amethyst or citrine. The bead nucleus is inserted into the oyster and gently placed back into the sea, where the pearl oyster will coat it with nacre (pearl). After harvesting, hand carving of the pearl allows you to see the base core beneath the nacre.
Interior bead is manufactured from man-made reconstituted turquoise, specially manufactured to Galatea's specifications for the creation of this pearl.
Watch the process in the video below